2017 Lexus RC 200t

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Lexus RC 200t highlights

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  • Finely-crafted interior
  • Comfortable ride experience
  • Pleasing turbo powertrain 


  • Touchpad infotainment control is frustrating
  • Rival coupes offer more enticing performance
  • Second-row seating is tight on legroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 32 highway, 26 combined

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Refined coupe with pleasing performance

If you're shopping for an upscale coupe that offers style and performance in equal measure, you’ll want to check out the 2017 Lexus RC 200t. In addition to the stunning exterior silhouette, step inside to experience a sanctuary of refined comfort, and enjoy the performance of its roaring turbocharged engine. With seating for four and meticulously sculpted lines both inside and out, the RC 200t coupe is the epitome of modern motoring elegance. The 2017 RC 200t carries over unchanged from the previous model year.

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What is new for the 2017 Lexus RC 200t?

  • Heated Steering Wheel features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Lexus RC 200t

1. Engine performance 

The power capability of the 2017 RC 200t will invigorate the senses, particularly when you’re the one behind the wheel. The turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is paired with standard rear-wheel drive, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, for a total output of 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the taut handling and potent capability, the 2017 RC 200t has pleasing fuel economy too, boasting an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined. 

2. Appealing coupe style 

For captivating curb appeal, the bold and athletic exterior styling of the 2017 Lexus RC 200t is hard to beat. Featuring an outsize grille, sleek LED headlights, and sculpted contours from its roofline swoop to deep side sills, this coupe stands out from the crowd. The low profile height, at just 54.9 inches, and broad 81.5 inches of width underline its sporty appearance, without minimizing its innately elegant presence. 

3. Interior comfort 

If you have a daily commute or enjoy longer leisurely drives at the weekend, the 2017 RC 200t always feels delightfully comfortable, thanks to its plush material finishing and thoughtful features. Front bucket seats with 45.4 inches of legroom are standard. To access the second row, the first-row seating has an automatic slide-forward function for ease of entry and exit. While the second row’s legroom is compact at 27.3 inches, the seats themselves are comfortable, and both feature LATCH fixtures for child and infant seating. 

4. Cargo space 

Do you love a coupe silhouette but don’t want to miss out on space for your work essentials and groceries? The 2017 RC 200t's trunk is ideal. With 10.4 cu-ft of fixed cargo volume, you’ve got room for daily essentials and trip luggage. Require extra room? The second row has 60/40-split seats that can be folded down to increase storage space when needed. 

5. Standard tech 

The 2017 RC 200t has plenty of infotainment and driver assistance technology features as standard. For your entertainment on long drives, a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio and Bluetooth® connectivity allows you to play the sounds you enjoy or catch up with your favorite person on a hands-free call. To control your connected cabin environment, voice command functionality allows you to manage features like climate control with a simple verbal request. 

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Lexus RC 200t features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

2017 Lexus RC 200t FAQ

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